Project Manager for Quang Tri

Abt Associates Inc. is seeking a candidate for a full time position on its USAID-funded TASC 3 project.  The USAID-funded TASC3 Avian Influenza Vietnam project aims to strengthen Vietnam’s public and private capacities to prevent, rapidly detect, and respond to avian and pandemic influenza (API) and other zoonotic threats; and to begin preparing for a possible human influenza pandemic. 

Based in the project office in Ha Noi, and under the direction of the Deputy Director for Provincial Implementation, the Project Manager for Quang Tri organizes the implementation of project interventions in Quang Tri province.  Responsibilities include the following:

- Carries out ongoing coordination and monitoring activities with local partners and subcontractors, and project Provincial Coordinator in Quang Tri provinces to ensure that the implementation of project activities is compliant with principles and guidelines.
- Performs monitoring site visits to implementation sites in the two assigned provinces, both independently and in collaboration with project technical staff from the central project office.
- Oversees and supports the Provincial Coordinators and the Finance Assistant to monitor the financial management of provincial partners.
- Works with provincial partners, Provincial Coordinators, and project technical and administrative staff to facilitate and support project implementation according to established workplans and budget norms.
- Collaborates with project technical and administrative staff to strengthen provincial partners’ capacities for project implementation and financial management.
- Ensures that provincial partners submit the required progress and financial reports completely and on a timely basis.
- Ensures that Provincial Coordinators submit accurate and timely activity reports.
- Supervises Provincial Coordinators in Quang Tri and a Finance Assistant.

Skills/Knowledge Required:
- Masters Degree in Public Administration, Management, Public Health, Animal Health, or other relevant field.
- At least 8 years of professional experience  in development programs, with human or animal health sector experience very desirable.
- A thorough understanding of Vietnamese public sector structures and systems.
- An established network with key Vietnamese government authorities is desireable.
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
- Excellent written verbal communication skills in both Vietnamese and English.
- Quang Tri citizenship would be preferable.

Please submit a letter of interest and a recent Curriculum Vitae by email to the following address:  [email protected]   Email submission is preferred, however, documents can also be mailed or delivered to:

Abt Associates 
Attn:     Application for Project Manager for Quang Tri
72 Xuan Dieu, 2nd floor,
Tay Ho District
Hanoi, Vietnam

Deadline for submission:  October 16, 2009

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Abt Associates
Quang Tri province
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2009-10-16